- NASCAR- Joey Logano wins Phoenix for 2nd win of young season (Motorsports)
- Jacoby Jones is on the Clock (below)
- Jesper Svensson, Kyle Troup Win Second Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Championship (Below)
- Opinion- The Lions should trade down from the No. 3 Pick (Below)
- Tomac wins in Motocross (Motorsports)
- GAM Super Senior Player of the Year (Michigan Golf Scene)
- Michigan Golf Show interviews and show is coming
Detroit Tigers: 2020 is make or break year for JaCoby Jones - from New Jock City
By Tyler Kotila- New Jock City-The Detroit Tigers are buried in the rebuild right now, but 2020 is still going to be a make or break season for outfielder JaCoby Jones as he looks to show he belongs.The 2020 season is going to be a crucial one for Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones who needs to prove that he belongs in the big leagues after a rough showing the past two seasons. Jones has been in the big leagues for parts of the past four seasons. The main issue with Jones is his plate discipline and lack of patience, leading to far too many strikeouts.
The Tigers outfield this year consists of some familiar faces, even an old friend in the form of Cameron Maybin, but if Jones wants to stick around, he needs to improve and show he belongs. He will get the opportunities this year platooning with Maybin and Víctor Reyes, who will find himself all over.
With Daz Cameron continuing in his route to the big leagues, Jones is going to have some more competition once the prospects within the organization continue developing. That is if he’s still around by that point in time.
In 2019, Jones played in eighty-eight games where he hit .235/.310/.430 with eleven home runs and twenty-six RBI while striking out ninety-four times. Injuries kept Jones on the injured list in 2019, and off the lineup card, he continued to show inconsistency either way.
Back in 2018, in his first “full” season in the big leagues, Jones was not very good posting a .207/.266/.304 with eleven home runs and thirty-four RBI while striking out 142 times on the season. Jones’s inconsistency at the plate has limited his value during his time in the big leagues.
The hope for Jones would be that a strong spring performance would carry over to the regular season, and he can emerge as a true consistent everyday centerfielder.
All 32 NFL Teams Cap Situation
Here's a look at every team's projected cap situation as of Saturday, per Spotrac:
1. Miami Dolphins, $93.7 million
2. Indianapolis Colts, $86.1 million
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $85.0 million
4. Buffalo Bills, $83.1 million
5. Dallas Cowboys, $74.0 million
6. New York Giants, $73.3 million
7. Houston Texans, $63.0 million
8. Washington Redskins, $61.9 million
9. Cleveland Browns, $58.3 million
10. New York Jets, $56.1 million
11. Los Angeles Chargers, $55.9 million
12. Denver Broncos, $53.4 million
13. Seattle Seahawks, $52.8 million
14. Las Vegas Raiders, $51.6 million
15. Tennessee Titans, $47.8 million
16. Cincinnati Bengals, $47.6 million
17. Detroit Lions, $46.8 million
18. Philadelphia Eagles, $45.6 million
19. New England Patriots, $44.0 million
20. Arizona Cardinals, $39.3 million
21. Jacksonville Jaguars, $33.8 million
22. Baltimore Ravens, $31.0 million
23. Carolina Panthers, $24.7 million
24. Chicago Bears, $24.7 million
25. Los Angeles Rams, $23.3 million
26. Kansas City Chiefs, $19.2 million
27. Green Bay Packers, $18.5 million
28. San Francisco 49ers, $17.9 million
29. New Orleans Saints, $12.3 million
30. Atlanta Falcons, $4.5 million
31. Minnesota Vikings, $0.7 million
32. Pittsburgh Steelers, minus-$2.2 million
The Ally Challenge: Who is more excited, Tom Izzo to meet the Legends or the Legends to meet Izzo?
DETROIT BOWLING HALL OF FAME ELECTS SIX NEW MEMBERS
The Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame Committee, a committee of the Metro Detroit -USBC (MDUSBC), has elected six new members to its Hall of Fame and named three others for special awards. This will increase the number of hall of fame members to 277.
Yvonne Jones of Troy, Gerald Johnson of Taylor, Edward Mintz of Canton, David Eatmon of Ferndale, Debra Dickerson of Detroit and Carol Roberts of Ferndale earned their place in the prestigious Hall. Paul Gross of Farmington Hills, Thomas Strobl of Bloomfield and Diane Voight of Farmington Hills will receive special awards.
Jones has been named to the Women's All-City team five times, including as captain in 2006. Other first team honors were in 1999, 2000 and 2005 and second team in 1997.
She won the Detroit Women's Bowling Association (DWBA) all-events in 2005 with an impressive score of 2,156. She followed it up by winning the DWBA Queens in 2006.
She was named Female Bowler of the Year in the 2015-16 season by the Detroit Bowling Senate of the TNBA.
Her career statistics include fifteen 300 games and three 800 series, including a high of 825. Her career high average is 227 in the 2006-07 season.
Johnson captained the MDUSBC Senior All-City team in 2019. He's earned three other Senior All-City second team nods in 2013, 2014 and 2017. In 2019, he
also won a MDUSBC Men's Series event and the season-long Cup. He won a PBA Regional Senior/Super Senior Doubles title in 2016 with Mike Chapman.
In Senior Singles Open competition, he's won 20 titles and was the first inductee into the organization's Hall of Fame. He also is a six-time Bowler of the Year.
In TNBA competition, he was the Bill Rhodman National champion in 1991; the Rhodman Central Region champion in 1991 and 2000; and the Rhodman Senior champion in 2016.
He has at least sixty-four 300 games and twenty-three 800 series with a high of 857. His career high average is 242 in the 2012-13 season. Mintz won the MDUSBC team title in 2012 and 2017; doubles in 2013; singles in 2016 and all-events in 2016. Additionally he was a member of the Michigan State team, which won in 2018.
For nine consecutive years (2011-2019) he's been named to the MDUSBC Senior
All-City first team and the MDUSBC All-City team on four occasions (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017). He's won two Senior Singles Open titles; six Senior Motor City Classic titles and two National Senior Bowling Association titles.
He has a career average of 192 for 37 USBC Open Championships. For his career, he has at least thirty-five 300 games and at least thirty-two 800 series with a high of 857. His high career average is 249 in the 2012-13 season.
Veteran Eatmon won the Greater Detroit Bowling Association team title in 1987 with the Biggs' Bombers team. Twice he earned second team Senior All-City honors (2006 and 2009).
He participated in the All-Star league for 35 years, amassing six titles. He also won the Joe Paulus Sportsmanship Award five times. For 14 USBC Open Championships he's averaged 201.
He served on the MDUSBC Board from 2009 until 2011.
He has twenty-five 300 games and eleven 800 series with a high of 867. His career high average is 236 in the 2008-09 season. Veteran Dickerson has been named to the MDUSBC Senior Women's All-City team five times between 2007 and 2013, including captain in 2009.
Her team won the Michigan State USBC WBA four-person team title in 2017 and the MDUSBC Women's team title in 2009.
She was named TNBA Female Bowler of the Year in 2010 and was a member of the TNBA Women's team champion in 2015.
She served as a director on the board of the Detroit Women's Bowling Association from 2003-2006 and the MDUSBC board from 2006 until 2019. She was named MDUSBC Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
To her credit she has one 300 game and one 800 series, a high of 832. Her high average is 217 in the 2005-06 season.
Roberts earns her place in the hall in the Meritorious Service category as a long-time league officer as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, in addition to being a fine bowler.
As a competitor, she won the 2003 Michigan State WBA Senior Queens title and was on the MDUSBC Women's championship team in 2013. She was named to the MDUSBC Women's Senior All-City team in 2007. She has participated in the local Women's championships for 39 years; state Women's championships for 32 years; and the national Women's championships for five years. In addition to being a long-time league officer, she has been a WIBC/USBC member for 47 consecutive years, since 1971. She regularly attends the MDUSBC Annual membership meeting, has served as an Association Representative since 2006, has been a delegate to three Michigan State USBC annual meetings and one WIBC convention.
Her career high game is 299; high series 780 and high average 203. Paul Gross will be honored with the Thomas W. McKay Award for a lifetime of service to the sport of bowling. Thomas Strobl will receive the Judge Watts Award for making outstanding contributions to the promotion of bowling.
Diane Voight will receive the George Prybyla Industry Award presented for someone involved in the ownership or management of a bowling center that has contributed to the promotion of the sport.
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The Lions should trade down from the 3rd pick- Opinion
Opinion from Bleacher Report by Danny Bennett
The Detroit Lions control their own destiny when it comes to the 2020 NFL Draft. They are in a coveted position to draft a serious playmaker for their team or trade down in hopes of garnering a few more picks and potentially striking gold with multiple playmakers.
General manager Bob Quinn has repeatedly said the Lions are keeping an open mind heading into the draft and could trade down to generate more value for the third overall pick.
If I am in the front office for the Lions, I am fielding all phone calls, and asking a king’s ransom for the third overall pick to whoever wants to win the Tua Tagovailoa sweepstakes.
Is Matthew Stafford expensive? Yes. However, Stafford comes in at ninth on the list of quarterback contracts averaging at least $27 million, and he will likely drop further down the list this offseason with Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Dak Prescott, Phillip Rivers, and Ryan Tannehill unrestricted free agents. Stafford is also still a young 32 years old, despite being an 11-year veteran.
Bottom line, the Lions do not need to spend a draft pick on getting a successor to Stafford in April.
The Lions have a lot of work to be done on defense, not only immediately, but as our own Erik Schlitt and Pride of Detroit’s Jeremy Reisman mentioned on the Detroit Lions Breakdown podcast, there are a lot of expiring contracts following the 2020 season. In a very deep draft, with a lot of playmakers, the Lions need to strike while the iron is hot.
If they can manage a trade back, they should still be able to land an elite defender, potentially even cornerback Jeffrey Okudah (Ohio State) who has been linked to the Lions in almost every mock draft you could read.
Tagovailoa is talented enough that there should be a bidding war for teams to trade with the Lions. The Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts — and maybe more — should all be in the market for quarterbacks in the draft. Lions fans just need to hope that Quinn is prepared to rake these teams over the coals and make them overpay to land their new franchise quarterback.
The Dolphins have reportedly already had conversations with the Lions about a potential trade, and now, on his Move The Sticks podcast, Daniel Jeremiah said he believes that the Chargers are very much in play for a potential trade with the Lions as well — further cementing my thought process on the Lions trading their pick.
The 2020 season is very much a must-win for Quinn and coach Matt Patricia, and being able to draft multiple players while making a splash in free agency, will help turn things around for the current regime in Detroit.
Jesper Svensson, Kyle Troup Win Second Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Championship Title by Jerry Schneider | Sunday, March 09
INDIANAPOLIS – Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and fellow two-hander Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, North Carolina, defeated EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana and Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, 234-205, in the Baker format title match to win the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship which aired Sunday on FS1 from Royal Pin Woodland.For both Svensson and Troup it was their second title of the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour season, but for the 25-year-old Svensson, his 10th career title made him title-eligible for eventual election to the PBA Hall of Fame. He is the third youngest player to achieve that feat, behind Anthony Simonsen and Tackett who reached the PBA Hall of Fame minimum titles eligibility criteria at ages 22 and 24, respectively. All three have a lengthy wait ahead in reaching the 20-year PBA membership criteria, however. Tackett will be eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot for induction in 2032, Simonsen in 2033 and Svensson, the first Swedish player to earn HOF eligibility, in 2034.
Svensson won the Go Bowling PBA Indianapolis Open for back-to-back titles while Troup earned his fifth career title after winning the Jonesboro Open earlier this season.
Justin Knowles of Okemos won the Metro Detroit USBC (MDUSBC) Men's Series event Sunday with a 214-187 triumph over Chris Szczepaniak of Wyandotte at Westland Bowl in Westland. Knowles took home the top prize of $500, while
Szczepaniak settled for $250.
Knowles qualified sixth in the field of 50, with a four-game total of 859 on games of 214, 208, 247 and 190. In match play he beat Darren Alexander of Essex, Ontario 239-193, Aaron Lorincz of Centerline 213-186 and Anthony Wright of Detroit 198-193 to advance to the championship match.
Szczepaniak qualified ninth with 845, including a high game of 227. In match play he defeated Lenard Jackson of Sterling Heights 234-205, top qualifier Jordan Hornes of Detroit 225-206 and Mark Brooks of Westland 196-176 on his way to the finals.
Hornes led the field with 968 on games of 257, 201, 244 and 266. He then lost his first match to take home $75.
Women's champion Stacey Timmer of Wayland won the "Battle of the Series" by defeating Knowles 188-183 in a spirited match.
MARK ROTH-MARSHALL HOLMAN PBA DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
(a 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
Royal Pin Woodland, Indianapolis (aired Sunday on FS1)
1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden/Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., $30,000.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind./Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., $15,000.
3, Dom Barrett, England/Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, $13,000
4, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich./Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., $12,000.
5, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz./Osku Palermaa, Finland, $11,000.
Match One – Barrett/Simonsen def. Butturff/Palermaa, 237-236.
Match Two – Barrett/Simonsen def. Anderson/Prather, 226-190.
Semifinal Match – Tackett/Kent def. Barrett/Simonsen, 263-190.
Championship – Svensson/Troup def. Tackett/Kent, 234-205.